The Arc

Winchester

Type:Venue Provider

Jewry Street, WINCHESTER, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
The Arc

About

Formerly Winchester Discovery Centre and set in an iconic, Grade II listed building on the city's Jewry Street, The Arc is a partnership between Hampshire Cultural Trust and Hampshire County Council. With upgraded facilities and revamped spaces, we have a joint vision and ambition to develop The Arc as a unique cultural destination. 

Together we…

•    Are passionate about culture and community
•    Offer unique, quality experiences to all
•    Are vibrant, dynamic and expressive
•    Champion teamwork, respect and curiosity

Opening our doors in February 2022, The Arc is the place to come together to experience arts, reading and community under one roof, in the heart of Winchester. From live music, comedy and family theatre shows, to high-quality art exhibitions and classes for all ages, The Arc is taking forward the venue's rich history as a live-performance venue and is also home to one of Hampshire's most popular libraries, Winchester Library.

The Arc's new digital lab features state-of-the-art iMacs and offers introductory and advanced digital classes for all ages. The updated café has a new menu offering  light meals and refreshments throughout the day, while products to accompany our programme of world-class exhibitions are available to browse and buy in The Arc's shop.
 

Book Tickets

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - one hour
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Please use city centre car parks or park and ride services.

There are two Blue Badge parking bays in the Jewry Street car park next to The Arc, which are directly opposite the automatic, accessible entrance. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

Public Transport Directions

Bus: There is a bus stop (Tb) directly outside the venue servicing many routes. 

Rail: We are a short, ten-minute walk from Winchester railway station. 

Cycling: There are bike racks situated outside the front of the building.  

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Platinum Tourism South East Member - Platinum 2022

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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